Jim has been in the industry for 30 years. He claims he’s never worked a day in his life since it’s not work if you love what you do. He also brings this passion for the work into the classroom. Jim’s been teaching professional practice management at the Boston Architectural College for the past five years.
What is the most important tool of your trade, and why?
My heart and my brain. You need a lot of both these days. Finding the right balance between the two is incredibly important. Consider how they interact as you approach any new challenge.
How do you put a client’s goals before your own in a project?
First, by hearing what they want and need. Then, by developing meaningful relationships with them and their brand. Taking the time to put yourself not only in their shoes, but the shoes of their clients as well.
What inspires you most about your field?
It is nothing short of an honor to be able to play a role in the creation of truly meaningful places and spaces. I try to always remember that my work has the power to impact all who encounter it; I always want to ensure a positive outcome for all.